Thursday, June 10, 2010

Our Visit with Flat Brutus Comes to a Sad End

As you saw in my post last week, Flat Brutus arrived and had a good time socializing with the puppies in the puppy kindergarten class. It rained a lot so we had to wait until the weekend to take him on an outing. The it got terribly hot and you know how black dogs suffer in the heat. So instead of an outing, I took him with me to freestyle practice where it was air-conditioned, which I know he appreciated. All my freestyle friends were happy to meet him but I don't think freestyle will be his sport. You have to trot to the beat of the music and I don't think Flat Brutus is good at that.



It cooled off Monday and Tuesday so we decided to take a trip to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC is the flagship school in the university system here and was the first public university in the country, established in 1793! The campus is beautiful and it is one of my favorite places for a walk.

We walked in the oldest section of the campus where you can see the Old Well. That is the site of the only water on the campus when it first opened. Now it is a water fountain and is a symbol of the university.



Flat Brutus and I posed on the steps of the Old Well and then we had a drink.



Then we headed over to Morehead Planetarium which is where some of the Apollo astronauts trained. Of course they don't allow dogs inside (although I don't know why not) so we visited the sundial and the rose garden.



Here is Flat Brutus at the sundial.



Posing by the roses.



Then we headed toward Franklin Street which is the main road in Chapel Hill. Brutus is on the stone wall along Franklin Street in front of McCorkle Place. I am not in the picture because I was obsessing about the squirrels there. The students feed them so they are very well trained and don't run away like the dopey squirrels that live near me. Flat Brutus did not seem to be too interested in the squirrels which I thought was amazing.



I like Franklin Street because there are so many restaurants that it smells very good. We stopped at Sugarland, one of my favorite places. It is a store full of cupcakes!!! I could see that Flat Brutus approved.



We throughly enjoyed our outing but I knew that other dogs were waiting to host Flat Brutus and that we would have to send him on his way soon, Barbara thought that we should take a quick trip down to the pond this morning.

Now if you are very sensitive you may want to stop reading and not look at the graphic photo which I know you will find quite disturbing. Barbara has been keeping Flat Brutus in her training bag. She left it on the counter, unzipped (a tragic mistake) while she took a shower. While she was in the bathroom, Ambrose, the counter surfing beast, pulled the bag down and extracted Flat Brutus. Just look what the little cannibal did!!!



Barbara was horrified and very upset with Ambrose. I really don't know what we are going to do with him. Not only did he rip off Flat Brutus' legs, Ambrose ate his rear end. We are so sorry and we will be making a donation to French Bulldog Rescue in his memory. I hope that his person can clone him because I know that Moose was expecting to host him next.

12 comments:

dewdana said...

Well, I guess he won't be having any 'accidents' in the house since he has no rear end! Looks like he had lots of fun until that last bit! I bet Ambrose was just saying goodbye and got a little carried away!

BRUTUS said...

What an exciting trip Flat Brutus had there! So many nice places he got to visit, save the inside of Ambrose's stomach! At least he didn't eat Flat Brutus' ears! No hard feelings, though, he has had a great tour and was probably ready to be retired anyways! And a new Flat Brutus is already in production!

Snorts-
Brutus the (traveling) Frenchie

Mango said...

Why is my evil momma laughing so hard???? That was a horrible and tragic fate. Will he need a wheelchair? Will he survive? Will Ambrose be a bigger a-hole now that he has swallowed the butt of Brutus? Will flat Brutus travel in bits and pieces with his legs in one place and his head in another? And, finally, will Barbara wait a couple of days in the hopes that she will be able to reclaim Brutus butt when it emerges from Ambrose butt (that one is a long shot).

Slobbers,
Mango

Fred said...

Go Ambrose!!! That's HIGHlarious!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Oh dear (teeheeheehee ... #1 can't stop giggling...). What a sad story. The kind we like best!

Ambrose!

Woofs,
Tommy

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a beautiful outing you had. That is a cool campus. Poor Flat Brutus perhaps you can take him to the Vet? he he

Big sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie and Mitch said...

Oh no! Poor flat Brutus! We hope he's not in too much pain! Ambrose does look very remorseful.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ayla said...

Niamh,
You are so lucky that Barbara takes her camera everywhere with you, and she updates your blog so often.

Sandi is so slack, but she's promised me that she'd update my blog this weekend. Can you believe I haven't had a post since October 2009? But she has lots of good tracking photos - just hope she doesn't decide to go weed the garden or go riding or something instead of working on my blog ~

Sorry about Flat Brutus - he really was flat, wasn't he?

Your friend, Ayla

Lorenza said...

I started reading your post and looked like everything was going well... until the last picture... Oh-oh!
Ambrose! I know you did not want FB to leave but... I guess that was not the way!
Haaaa!
I read Brutus comment. Don't worry!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Heehee! My Grannie and Grandpa live in Chapel Hill, so Mom and Abby and I really enjoyed the pictures! But then we got to the Most Tragic picture of Flat Brutus!!! Oh nos!!! Actually, we think it is pretty funny; we just had the western Flat Brutus with us, and my little sister kept trying to nibble on his feet, so we understand the temptation!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

The Thundering Herd said...

WE heard some of those UNC parties could get out of hand, but . . . poor Flat Brutus.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Had to come over and see the madness that Ambrose caused!! Poor Flat Brutus...he seemed to be getting along quite well as a double amputee though, which goes to show how well pooches adjust to such tragedies. His stay isn't over (here) yet, but hopefully he'll make it through to the next stop unharmed.BOL!!!